2021 F1 changes

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  1. DF1

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    True “sustainability is not possible without public money in F1 based on the fee structure for any race host.
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  4. william

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  5. PerKr

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    Give them enough seat time and I bet they would get similar lap times. But adjusting from the current to the old would take some time and a lot of miles. And with the current limitations on testing, yeah, it would be difficult though I suppose their simulators could get them half way there or more
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  7. DF1

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    Mercedes have already worked hard on the 2021 car. The FIA has indicated that all cars will be required to have 10% less downforce by making changes to the floor. Mercedes, however, has compensated for this 10% elsewhere.

    The floor will have to be substantially modified before 2021 in order to comply with the new rules imposed by the FIA. In addition to the floor, the diffuser at the rear of the vehicle will also be tackled.

    Mercedes find compensation
    According to the Italian branch of, Mercedes have already found a solution to compensate for the downforce reduction. Mercedes have already tested the new developments in the wind tunnel and the results were extraordinary.

    The reduction of the downforce was precisely what the FIA wanted, so that the Pirelli tyres could last longer. Without the downforce reduction, Pirelli would have had to use higher tyre pressures in the tyres, which would have reduced their grip.
  8. Mitch Alsup

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    Next years tire construction will help a lot in putting up with the high downforce levels (preventing the British GP tire failure incidents).
  9. Laserguru

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    Is there something you are referring to beside the much shorter side walls as they increase wheel diameter?

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